Arizona Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Arizona Environmental Quality Act (1985)

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Water quality: Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-201 to 391; Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-4-101 to 18-4-509, AZ Admin. Code R 18-6-101 to 18-6-303, AZ Admin. Code R 18-9-101 to 18-9-1015, and AZ Admin. Code R 18-11-101 to 18-11-606

Air quality: Comprehensive Air Quality Act (1992); AZ Rev. Stat. 49-401 to 49-593 and AZ Admin. Code R 18-2-101 to 18-2-1606

Solid waste: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-701 to 49-881 and AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-301 to 18-13-2501

Special waste: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-851 to 49-868 and AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1301 to 18-13-1307

Hazardous waste: Hazardous Waste Management Act, AZ Rev. Stat. 49-901 to 49-973 and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-201 to 18-8-280

Underground storage tanks (USTs): AZ Rev. Stat. 49-1001 to 49-1093 and AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-101 to 18-12-809

Emergency response: Arizona Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, AZ Rev. Stat. 26-341 to 26-353

Regulatory Agency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Arizona, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is the counterpart to the U.S. EPA. The ADEQ is responsible for protecting Arizona's air, land, and water from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. The ADEQ and county agencies have received authorization from EPA to implement the state air, water, and hazardous waste management rules. To maintain federal authorization, the state's agencies are required to continue to either adopt EPA's latest environmental rules or implement more stringent state ...


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